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issue that could give energy to the opposition was whether hagel was pro-israel and with schumer's blessing, schumer is a well-known supporter of israel. this was a signal to the pro-israel community, a lot of other people, leaders in that community have endorsed hagel. so i think that pushed him very close to nomination. i think it was very interesting that senator levin at the beginning of the hearing listed all of the controversial statements that senator hagel has made -- not all of them but a substantial list, and i think he was trying to signal hagel is going to have the chance to answer all of these and he, levin, expects him to answer them satisfactorily. i think it would be surprising if in the end hagel were not confirmed. >> is that what this hearing is going to be about? are we mostly going to hear questions about statements he's made about israel, about gays and so on? how much of it do you think will be it at the heart of what he's going to have to do which is l balance the budget for one of the largers bureaucracies in the world at a time we snow a sequester is loo
, this is where we should invest our time and energy. >> you're saying some are getting lost along the way, then. >> yeah. some of them became bad candidates even though they hit some of the main points of what they said they believed. but if they can't get elected, we haven't moved the ball forward and sometimes we have defeated very, very good candidates who believe very strongly in the republican ideology. >> admiral, could this republican intraparty struggle we appear to be seeing good for democrats, or could they run into trouble if republicans start putting up less extreme candidates? >> well, i think -- i do not agree with the tea party but i think something that's worse are the super pacs. i believe that the republican party shouldn't go that way, what they're attempting to do. i had my establishment democratic party try to keep me out of a primary. it doesn't work. i believe, however, in a very strong two-party system and i think there are better use of the resources by the republican party, would actually be more recognizable like senator rubio. they have one value very well down, libe
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